- Title Pages
- Organisms and Environments
1Evolutionary Biology as a Historical Science
2Meet the Anoles!
3Five Anole Faunas, Part One
4Five Anole Faunas, Part Two
5Phylogenetics, Evolutionary Inference, and Anole Relationships
6Phylogenetic Perspective on the Timing and Biogeography of Anole Evolution
7Evolution of Ecomorphological Diversity
8Cradle To Grave
9Social Behavior, Sexual Selection, and Sexual Dimorphism
11Ecology and Adaptive Radiation
12Natural Selection and Microevolution
13Form, Function, and Adaptive Radiation
14Speciation and Geographic Differentiation
15The Evolution of an Adaptive Radiation
16The Five Faunas Reconsidered
17Are Anoles Special, and If So, Why?
Cradle To Grave
Cradle To Grave
Anole Life History and Population Biology
- (p.135) 8 Cradle To Grave
- Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree
Jonathan B. Losos
- University of California Press
This chapter reviews the basic aspects of anole population biology and life history and the role of anoles in the ecosystem, discussing reproduction, growth, dispersal, life span and survival rates, predation, parasites, population density and constancy, and diet. In some cases, such as diet, considerable diversity exists within and among anole species. The chapter explores this diversity, explaining its ecological and evolutionary significance.
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